Johnston, Margaret Hendry
JOHNSTONMargaret Hendry Johnston (nee Gibb) passed away in Calgary on October 30, 2000, at the age of 84 years.She was born August 31st, 1916 in Thunder Bay (Fort William), Ontario to James and Isabella Gibb. Margaret attended school in Fort William, graduating from Fort William Collegiate Institute and Fort William Business College.She was the first woman employed at Fife Hardware, later known as Cochrane &; Dunlop. Margaret was married in 1945 to Harcourt T. Johnston and they made their home in Montreal, Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island and Hearst, before returning to Fort William in 1958. She became very active in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church working in the Sunday School, Women's Guild and the Women's Missionary Society, for whom she served a term as President of the Synodical Society; WMS of Manitoba and NW Ontario.In 1993, following thedeath of her husband,Margaret moved to Calgary, Alberta to live with her daughter Elizabeth.For the last three years she has been a resident of Mount Royal Care Centre in Calgary.Margaret was well known for her giftas a pianist and shared that gift in many ways through the church, the Blake Funeral Chapel and Greenstone Rebekah Lodge, of which she was amember for over 60 years.An avid knitter, she will be remembered fondly in Calgary for the many afghans she has knitted and donated over the past six years.Margaret was predeceased by her mother Isabella in 1963, her father James in 1970 and her husband Harcourt in 1991.She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth O'Neill, son-in-law Don O'Neill andgrandchildren Jamie and Alexandra O'Neill, all of Calgary.Also surviving are her two sisters, Isabelle Gibb of Toronto and Dorothy Finson of Thunder Bay.Afuneral service for Margaret will be held at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Friday November 3rd at1:30 p.m. Rev Bert Vancook officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.Visitation with the familywill be Thursday evening in the Blake Funeral Chapel from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Mrs. Margaret Johnston in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove.Annual dedicationservice Sunday, June 24,2001.